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What is Capability Approach

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society
A novel way of thinking about well-being, development and justice that gives abilities and the opportunities to people to do or manage their own affairs.
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Indigenous Knowledge as Resource to Sustain Self-Employment in Rural Development
Ladislaus M. Semali (Mwenge Catholic University, Tanzania)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4197-4.ch008
This chapter explores the ways African rural youths and women seek opportunities to innovate and adapt indigenous knowledge as a locally developed resource of community resilience in the attempt to reduce household poverty. The two case groups discussed in this chapter engaged in self-employment enterprises. They drew upon their ecological and cultural knowledge, enabling themselves through shoestring budgets to sustain their livelihood and community wellbeing. The chapter shows that unemployment affects young people and rural women from all occupations and ethnic groups, a situation that puts them in a vulnerable and precarious living condition. The analysis showed that for most of youth found on the Tanzania's streets and urban municipalities, a secondary education has not proven useful in practical knowledge, skills, values or attitudes necessary to enter the world of work or to become self-employed.
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Navigating Educational Justice in K-12 Schools: Theories, Challenges, and Future Directions
A conceptual framework that focuses on enabling individuals to develop a range of capabilities, tailored to their specific needs and circumstances, thereby promoting personal and academic growth.
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